With Rookie Josh Richardson, the 40th pick in the 2015 NBA draft, switching numbers and the release of Henry Walker, two new veteran players will get to wear their desired numbers. From Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
- "With Richardson switching from the No. 14 he wore during summer league to No. 0 for his rookie season, it opened the No. 14 that Heat free-agent addition Gerald Green wore last season with the Phoenix Suns. Another Heat move also allowed forward Amar'e Stoudemire to finalize his number choice, with the free-agent acquisition selecting the No. 5 previously worn by Walker. ... Stoudemire becomes the 11th Heat player to wear No. 5 ... Green becomes the eighth Heat player to wear No. 14."